Gabriel Santiago-Drake’s tiny body held a mighty spirit. He was taken from his mother’s womb too early, a predicament that science still struggles to find treatments for. But his lineage, one of tenacity and bravery, on both the Santiago and Drake sides, were in his favor. And so he survived that initial trauma. Upon entering this world, he was confined to a tiny incubator and tethered to wires and cords. He couldn’t feel the loving touch of his devoted parents, who never left his side. Despite these denials and burdens, baby Gabriel fought. He fought simply to stay alive and he succeeded until the struggle was too great for his miniscule organs and body parts. We who watched him marveled at his strength and will long carry with us, in addition to the memory of his short life and how much he was loved by so many, the memory of his strength and will to live. His survivors, Sabrina Santiago, Patrick Drake, and Emma Drake, in addition to many other family and friends who loved him, can take solace in the fact that he is out of pain and no longer suffers. He is in a glorious heaven, where one day his grieving loved ones will be reunited with him.